Hamburg (dpa / lno) – Basketball Bundesliga club Hamburg Towers made three personnel decisions several hours apart on Friday. Osaro Jürgen Rich and Eddy Edigin leave the club and switch to league competitors, the American Yoeli Childs was initially committed for a year.
The Hamburgers have not yet named the new club of the 23-year-old Rich. According to information from the “Hamburger Abendblatt” it is said to be medi Bayreuth, the ex-club of the new Towers coach Raoul Korner. After one season in Hamburg, Edigin is moving to the MHP giants Ludwigsburg.
New signing Childs last played for Salt Lake City Stars in the NBA G-League. In the NBA substructure, he was one of the top 20 rebounders (10.2), scoring an average of 15.5 points in around 30 minutes of use. Before that, the 24-year-old played in three games for the MHP giants Ludwigsburg in the Bundesliga. Due to an injury, he canceled the contract.
“Despite being only 2.03 meters tall, Yoeli exudes an impressive presence under the baskets, which makes him a dangerous scorer and a very good rebounder at the same time,” said Towers managing director Marvin Willoughby.
Retired Rich completed 66 games for the Towers. Born in Lübeck, he was with Hamburg for eight years and started out in the club’s U16s. “I had a really great time here in Hamburg,” said the 1.90 meter tall athlete. “Now I have a new, exciting task ahead of me, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Edigin played 53 competitive games for the Towers. “Eddy played a good first year at the highest German level. For the coming season, however, we have decided to plan with a different type of player for his position,” said managing director Marvin Willoughby.
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